On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1948

Historical Events

  • Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
  • Israeli Air Force is officially founded shortly after the start of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, course designer (4-time PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Famous Deaths

  • Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, dies from the effects of a bullet in her head at 33
1948 Highlights

About May 28, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini